Spa and Salon
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A salon manager is responsible for the profitability of the business, its efficient operation, tracking of repeat customer business, and maintaining standards of operation according to company policy.
A spa manager is responsible for daily operation of the spa, oversight of staff, implementation of rules and policies, scheduling and inventory of materials and retail products.
A fitness/gym manager oversees the gym’s safety and cleanliness, insures the equipment is in good working order, and is responsible for maintaining the company’s hygienic standards in the locker rooms and sauna. In addition, the manager is responsible for marketing strategy, the budget, and memberships.
Education & Training
Salon manager: A bachelor’s degree isn’t required, but some course study related to the beauty industry is recommended. Some experience in an entry level position, like receptionist or assistant manager is required, and in some states, a salon manager must be a licensed hairstylist, barber or cosmetologist.
Spa manager: Although not required, a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Certification in cosmetology or various areas of study in beauty is a plus. Previous experience in an entry level position is preferred. A spa manager must be knowledgeable of the cosmetics and beauty products used in the spa.
Fitness/gym manager: A bachelor’s degree in sports science, business administration or management is required, in addition to prior experience in management and as a gym employee. A thorough understanding of the equipment is essential.
The average salary for a salon manager is 42,000 dollars annually. Spa Managers make an average of 30,000 dollars annually, depending on the size of the spa. Depending on the location and size of the gym and the individuals’ experience, the average annual salary for a fitness/gym manager is 76,000 dollars.
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